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Aug18
Back-to-School: German School Cone

Back-to-School: German School Cone

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schultute.jpgWhen children head off to their first day of school (first grade), they get this traditional school cone known as Schultüte to make this eagerly awaited day a bit sweeter. The schultute is filled with school supplies, treats, small toys and other small goodies.

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Aug16
Back-to-School: Messenger Bag

Back-to-School: Messenger Bag

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back_to_school_kata_gold_messenger_bag.jpgNot the most practical book bag, but we think definitely this season’s prettiest. It is made of wool felt and decorated with charming hand-appliquéd designs by artist Kata Gold.

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Aug15

When is it okay to leave your child alone at home?

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If we have learned anything from the film classic “Home Alone,” it is that leaving a child by himself (accidentally or on purpose) for any period of time can result in all manner of shenanigans. Also, Joe Pesci will show up. However, at some point, the parent must make the leap and let her child […]

Aug14
Back-to-School: PVC-Free School Supplies

Back-to-School: PVC-Free School Supplies

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lunchbag_lands_end.jpgAttention this school season is on sourcing toxic-free products for our children. Behold: The PVC-Free School Gear Guide which lists PVC-free school supplies by category, brand, and product-name.

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Aug12
Back-to-School Week: Staple-Free Staplers

Back-to-School Week: Staple-Free Staplers

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staple-free%20stapler.jpgThe thought of staplers and young kids is very scary. But, now I have come across a staple-free stapler. Go ahead and “staple” away.

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Aug12
Back-to-School Week: Smencils

Back-to-School Week: Smencils

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smencils_home_kit.jpgIf you’re like me and still have weeks to go before school starts, get your kids in the mood by crafting some of their own supplies. Look at these Smencils. They are gourmet scented pencils that kids make on their own.

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